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									               Smart Grid in Austria - Research & Development Projects
                                     Lead the Way
        Reference Code: GDSG0017VPT                                                                                                             Publication Date: May 2011


        1         Table of Contents                                                                  2          Summary
        1 Table of Contents.................................................................1        Smart grid developments in Austria have primarily been
         1.1 List of Tables .................................................................1       restricted to research and development project till recently when
        2 Summary .............................................................................1     they are now being conducted as field demonstration projects.
        3 Smart Grid in Austria – Research & Development Projects
                                                                                                     The government is planning a national roll out of smart grid
          Lead the Way ......................................................................1
         3.1 Overview .......................................................................1       technologies gradually on the basis of the outcome of these
         3.2 Drivers of Smart Grid Deployment in Austria .................2                          field projects. The electricity needs of Austria are mainly met by
           3.2.1    Reduction of CO2 Emissions ...............................2                      the hydropower plants. Renewable integration, decentralization
           3.2.2    Integration of Renewable Resources ...................2                          of power generating resources and reducing dependency on
           3.2.3    Decentralization of Power Generating Resources 2                                 imported carbon based fuels are the main drivers for the
           3.2.4    Optimum Utilization of Power System Assets ......2                               development of smart grids in Austria. The Federal Ministry for
           3.2.5    Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy in
                                                                                                     Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) of Austria has
                    Transport ..............................................................2
           3.2.6    Reducing Dependency on Imported Carbon-                                          been involved in a large number of R&D projects for efficient,
                    based Fuels..........................................................2           reliable and cost effective energy supply systems and a smart
         3.3 Policies and Regulations Guiding the Development of                                     grid. The National Technology Platform (NTP) for smart grid in
              Smart Grid in Austria .....................................................2           Austria was formed as an initiative by various industry players
           3.3.1    Green Electricity Act .............................................2             to strengthen the electric grid of the future. The market for
         3.4 Ongoing R&D Smart Grid Projects in Austria ................3                            smart grid technologies in Austria is expected to grow in future
           3.4.1    End-User and Smart Grids ...................................3
                                                                                                     as the nation embarks upon the roadmap released by the
           3.4.2    Economic Aspects ................................................3
           3.4.3    Modeling Smart Grids...........................................3                 government for implementation of smart grid technologies.
           3.4.4    Integrated Solutions and Energy-Networks ..........3
           3.4.5    Communication Technology and Data-Security ...3                                  3          Smart Grid in Austria – Research &
           3.4.6    Smart Storage and e-mobility ...............................3                               Development Projects Lead       the
           3.4.7    Energy-Orientated Lifestyle ..................................4                             Way
           3.4.8    Related R&D Projects ..........................................4
         3.5 Vendors Contributing to Smart Grid Development in
              Austria ...........................................................................4
                                                                                                     3.1       Overview
         3.6 Organizations Involved in Smart Grid Development in                                     The smart grid market in Austria is marked by slew of research
              Austria ...........................................................................5   and development projects being implemented to test the smart
         3.7 Restraints for the Development of Smart Grid in Austria
                                                                                                     grid technologies. For the development of smart electricity grid
                    5
           3.7.1    High Development Costs......................................5                    and to support energy efficiency, National Technology Platform
           3.7.2    Data Security and Safety......................................5                  (NTP) Smart Grids Austria was formed. It is a consortium of
           3.7.3    Power Supply System ..........................................5                  major stakeholders that aims at strengthening the electric grid
           3.7.4    Design and Operation of Future Smart Grid .........5                             of the future by building a platform for cooperation between
         3.8 Development plan for Smart Grid in Austria ..................5                          various industry players, network operators, energy suppliers
        4 Appendix ..............................................................................6   and research and development institutions. Austria’s R&D
         4.1 Abbreviations.................................................................6
                                                                                                     projects in smart grid can broadly be categorized under four
         4.2 Methodology ..................................................................6
           4.2.1    Coverage..............................................................6          headings as given below:
           4.2.2    Secondary Research ............................................6
                                                                                                           Customer and market
    
								
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